The range of M-series cars manufactured by BMW have developed a good reputation thanks to their ability to provide drivers with excellent performance levels and road handling, without sacrificing anything in the way of comfort or safety and with this – the fifth generation M5 model – BMW is claiming that they have provided an enhanced level of performance, thanks to the engine which is turbocharged – combined with greatly improved levels of emissions and fuel economy.
The turbocharged engine in the latest BMW M5 model replaces the V10 one used in the previous edition. The naturally aspirated V10, which had a manual, seven-speed gearbox was very definitely performance-focused, meeting the demands in terms of excitement, but arguably less effective when it came to standard driving. The turbocharged engine meets the same standards when it comes to the thrill-level, but recognises the need for greater efficiency and lower CO2 emissions – which are matters increasingly concerning motorists.
The latest version of the BMW 5 series M5 scores very highly in the AA safety ratings, with an eight out of ten score. This score recognises the quality of the alarm system installed with the car, which is comprehensive as standard, but also issues such as internal safety features, and road safety. The car comes with airbags in all main internal areas of the vehicle, but it is in the area of road safety that it really picks up the points. The levels of stability and grip afforded the driver are very good, making it a safe car to drive on virtually all road surfaces, and the car also has extremely effective brakes, combined with internal stability systems that ensure that it is significantly less likely to be involved in collisions, or to turn over.
The AA rates the car an extremely safe drive. However if you have been involved in an car accident and are looking to make a whiplash claims contact www.roadtrafficaccidentsite.com.